• Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    Welcome to the LOSRA Website

    The Lower Sunbury Residents' Association Read More
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    View Our Newletters

    You can find all the recent LOSRA Newsletter available to download Read More
  • LOSRA's Aims

    LOSRA's Aims

    To optimise and enhance the quality of life for Lower Sunbury residents by all appropriate means Read More
  • Sunbury As It Was

    Sunbury As It Was

    Visit the LOSRA Gallery for images past and Present Read More
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Welcome to the LOSRA Website

As with any other local neighbourhood, the policies and actions which affect the character and future of Lower Sunbury are generally framed and implemented by a combination of local and national government, along with the vested interests and market forces which operate within those frameworks. Lower Sunbury is by no means unique in being under threat from a creaking infrastructure brought about by rapid urban development, the growth of traffic, and other pressures affecting the quality of life and the character of the area.

Working with the local authorities, we see it as the responsibility of residents’ and amenity groups such as LOSRA to address the underlying issues which fundamentally affect their members’ lives, as well as the minutiae of everyday life with which such groups are often concerned.

Please sign up to receive our regular e-bulletins by subscribing via the facility at the top left hand of this page. It goes without saying that, without your continued support we would cease to function so we urge you to join, or renew your membership now Subscriptions (£5 per household) for 2021 are now payable.

Simon Allen began his career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of Jazz Stars Art Themen, Gerard Presencer, Jamie Cullum and Peter King.

After being a winner in the Daily Telegraph ‘Young Jazz’ competition, and a finalist in the ‘Young Jazz Musician of the Year’, Simon gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, and was selected to join UK drummer Clark Tracey's acclaimed Quintet, winning further awards and touring the UK over 7 years.

Simon is also a member of the Laurence Cottle All Star Big Band, and works with Colin Towns Mask Orchestra for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Matthew Herbert Big Band.

To see poster and booking arrangements, click here. Please note, pre-booking is essential as no cash can be taken on the door.

To see latest newsletter with programme of upcoming events, click here

Monday, 24 August 2020 07:20

Funeral of Dennis Brock

For everyone who knew Dennis Brock, his funeral will take place on Tuesday 25th August at 12 noon at St Mary's Church, Sunbury.

It will be a private family funeral but it will be live-streamed on St Mary's fb page (details including order of service are here).

 

The ingenuity of staff at the Millennium Embroidery Walled Garden is to be applauded for the mirrored patina applied to the previously boxed Lendy Memorial. Creating, as it does, a novel illusion to a far greater profusion of blooms, it is a great improvement.

Nonetheless, as local residents have made very clear, it is surely now time to have our memorial back.

For those who missed the original notice and still harbour doubts as to the wisdom of its reinstatement, please see the authorative historical account of the Lendy brothers here.

Monday, 10 August 2020 09:36

Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards

Please be aware of the Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards - anyone wearing one of these lanyards has a hidden disability and may not be wearing a mask or able to socially distance how others do. Please give them a bit of space and understanding. Many people are having a hard time while out and about and about at the moment, a bit of understanding goes a long way.

Right at Home GF are giving away 150 official Sunflower Hidden Disability Lanyards to individuals in the local community who have dementia or another hidden disability. Just give them a call on 01252 783426 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details. Do share this information, the more people who are aware the better.

 

Further to the article published on this site on 3rd August, the Council has released the following press notice:

"Spelthorne Borough Council has set out its response to plans from Surrey County Council to form a single unitary authority.

"Under the current proposals from the County Council, the 11 Districts and Boroughs would be merged together to form a single unitary authority.

They report that it would give the county council greater decision-making powers for Surrey, for example on housing and planning applications.

"Spelthorne do not believe this would be advantageous to our residents and at last week’s Council meeting, Cllr John Boughtflower, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council said: “We recognise the principles of localism, many of which are incompatible with a single unitary authority within Surrey. We will be investigating alternative forms of Unitary Authorities, which may be more advantageous to Spelthorne and our residents. In the meantime, I will be joining other Borough and District Leaders across Surrey in signing a letter to the Secretary of State registering that a Surrey-wide Unitary is not the optimum solution and that we are committed to exploring what would be.”

"An extract from the letter, signed by Cllr Boughtflower and other Council leaders across the County, read: “The Government has indicated that as an optimum guideline, unitary authorities should represent populations of between 300,000 and 500,000 people per administration. A single unitary authority for Surrey would represent 1.2m people and this would be equivalent to only the larger of metropolitan areas but without the clear sense of locality recognisable to residents across a vastly different geographical spread. Further to this, it would be the largest unitary in England. This is one of the reasons why it is so necessary to evaluate other options which may represent localities (and the characteristics of Surrey communities) more appropriately.”

"Spelthorne, along with other districts and boroughs, have committed to seeking alternative forms of Unitary Authorities and ensure the timing of any such reorganisation is done with residents at first. The Council have also committed to present such considerations to the next Full Council Meeting, which would consider the Government White Paper, should it be available."

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